In the first half of this book, we looked at how to set up your development environment to take advantage of C# 5.0, had a look at the history and evolution of C#, and reviewed the new features available to you in the latest release. In this chapter (and for the rest of the book), we will look at some practical applications where you can use these features.
This chapter will walk you through creating a Windows Store app. This application will run in the new Windows Runtime Environment, which can target both x86 and ARM architectures. In this chapter we will create a Windows Store application, connect to an HTTP-based web service over the Internet and parsing JSON, and display the results in a XAML page.